Ty Cobb, who grew up near Royston in northeast Georgia, has been called the best baseball player who ever lived. But his legacy is tainted by violence.

He joined the Detroit Tigers in 1905. Cobb was suspended for beating a fan. He also attacked a black groundskeeper and choked the man’s wife when she tried to intervene.

Herschel Cobb has a new book out called Heart Of A Tiger. It focuses on how his famous grandfather spent summers with Herschel and his siblings; loving and protecting them from an abusive childhood. GPB's Ellen Reinhardt talks to Cobb about why he wrote the book.

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